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CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
i want to now recognize the chairman of the higher education and workforce committee mr. kline for five minutes. >> thank you madam chair into the witnesses for being here. you are quite excellent. how does your idea looking at your testimony would require students to take the azt or the sat and meet the threshold scores based on the gpa. i listened to the testimony and you talk about how you have a greater success rate if they have had a high school education and so forth. i do not understand how this would work for the millions of what we are still calling nontraditional students, people going back to the community college or for-profit school or something like that to get a particular skill. .. to find an alternative way to achieve standards. for example, after one semester of satisfactory academic proprogress in a community college they become reeligible even if not under rigorous high school standards. >> so if they had the low s.a.t., act they have to go the first semester not qualifying for a pell grant. but if they demonstrated then academic capability they would be? >>
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 7:45pm EST
. you picked the passion, education. this wonderful line is when you were in high school, a tough neighborhood in north phillie, where we grew up, irish somehow, black, and very tough, and it's a tough rundown neighborhood, the whole place, and you were talking to the kids, african-american kids there, wondering why you are the highest paid writer in the world, you tried to get their interest, right way to do it, i think. i'm more me than they are them. explain that about your success as a writer that you're more yourself than most people are themselves, or at least you delve deeper into what that is and how that took you to education as a passion. >> some of them were excited, some were not, trying to be provocative, so i said something provocative. i said, word for word, i'm the highest paid writer in the world, and they sat up. okay. all the teachers in the back stood up too. i said, why is that? how do you think that happened? they said, luck? yes, that's possible, luck's involved for sure, and they said, you know somebody? actually, no, we're all indians, no, we don't know an
Comedy Central
Dec 4, 2013 11:30pm PST
there is nothing more important than a quality education. except perhaps a quantity education which is dr.i went to the 6th grade three times in a row. hang in there, buddy, it gets better. now i'm no fan of the department of education but i do like their new common core standards. >> which are going to be less emphasis on reading literature and more on reading memos and instruction manuals. so i was ready to give the common core an f for fantastic. then i saw something that made me change that to an a for angry. jim? >> 45 states adopting the obama administration's common core curriculum which does not require that cursive be taught in school. >> there are many children today who can't even read cursive writing let alone write it. >> stephen: written off. >> cursive writing is no longer part of what is called quote, unquote, the common core state standards. this means that cursive is no longer considered a core skill that youngsters must learn. >> stephen: nation, that cranky raisin is right. the obama administration is waging a war on cursive, or possibly a wayne on lursive, it's kind of hard
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am PST
that poverty because she lumberjacks a decent education or a health care or a community that views her future as their own it should offend all of us. the combined trends of declining mobility it poses a threat to our way of life. what drives me as a zbroond, a son, a father, as an american is to make sure that every striving hard-working optimistic kid in america has the same incredible chance that this country gave me. >> the current minimum wage is $7.25, adjusted for inflation. that's more than $3 less than the minimum wage was back in 1968. president obama said he'll support a senate bill to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 but not going to be easy. >> what would the prospects of that be not only in the senate but the house? >> they are not good. it would be easier to do that than to increase taxes on the wealthy at this point in time because that's been ruled off the table by congressional republicans. if you're going after inequality with those brunt instrument, minimum wage would be easier to do. income in equality, the historical trends are staggering. with respect to fast food wo
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 9:00pm EST
then public, on things like education, jobs, people want good jobs. people want the american dream. if you look at the muscles in the -- if you look at doug post,ck's recent blog which i think was not in "atlantic" but it "politico"? sorry. thatnk it is totally right one of the great unifying factors in this country was if by a sethard, and play of fairness rules, you should do ok. kids,r guidepost for our the next generation, are they doing better than they are. that has changed. and people are really anxious about that. they want to work hard and they want to do ok. so i think there is -- when i looked at the elections, in new, chris christie won in jersey, that is true, but so did minimum wage expansion. virginia,liffe won in walsh in boston, palacios in new york. the person who was protested education -- >> could you speak up? >> the person who was pro- education won. so there is something going on in the country that is about, yes, working hard. nobody wants a handout. but let's level the playing field so we have great public education and we have ways for people to enter or reenter o
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm EST
, for the first time we're actually budgeting continuing -- state dollars for continuing education. as we urge people to change their aroach to continuing education -- approach to continuing education from a kind of large auditorium, you know, you close the school for a day, you headache everybody hear the same lecture and precious little chance for real discussion between teachers and those that are leading the discussion. we're trying to change that model as well to be supportive of the kind of broader and larger change that we want to see made in the school systems across the state. >> so how much per pupil is spent in connecticut today? >> um, it varies widely. from district to district. it is one of the largest state programs, that is a kind of distribution of dollars in the education cost-sharing grant allocation. no district has lost any money since i've become governor, but the vast majority of the additional dollars have gone to those districts most in need. and that is a break with the it's. previously, if you put additional money into the education cost-sharing grant fund, it would
PBS
Dec 4, 2013 6:30pm PST
. >> the idea that a child may never be able to escape that poverty because she lacks a descent education or health care or a community that views her future as their own, that should offend all of us and compel us to action. we're a better country than this. >> so, john, what does the budget have to do with the speech the president gave today? >> well, the president has two goals. one -- the first is do no harm to the economy and if they can get a budget deal, avoid a shut down, that would meet the goal but longer term he has more protective things, raise the minimum wage and spend on education and he may not get those out of this congress but what he's hoping to do is plow the ground for future years, maybe future presidents to make progress on the priorities. >> i'm sure it will create heated debate. thanks for the update, john harwood from washington. >>> still ahead, how safe is your pension whether you work for a city, state or private company? >>> the price of oil moved higher for the fourth session in a row. crude prices up today more than a dollar closing at a five-week high. >>>
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 4:00am EST
home offer access to everything from education, to health care, to a safe shelter from the streets, which means that you're harnessing the power of community to expand opportunity for folks here in d.c. and your work reflects a tradition that runs through our history -- a belief that we're greater together than we are on our own. and that's what i've come here to talk about today. over the last two months, washington has been dominated by some pretty contentious debates i think that's fair to say. and between a reckless shutdown by congressional republicans in an effort to repeal the affordable care act, and admittedly poor execution on my administration's part in implementing the latest stage of the new law, nobody has acquitted themselves very well these past few months. so it's not surprising that the american people's frustrations with washington are at an all- time high. but we know that people's frustrations run deeper than these most recent political battles. their frustration is rooted in their own daily battles -- to make ends meet, to pay for college, buy a home, save for
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 11:00pm EST
education are in. for americans the numbers are going in the wrong direction. jonathan betz has the results. these tests show yet again american students are willing. the program for international student assessment tested students from around the world. asian countries were the top scores. the united states didn't crack the top 20. only 9% of american teens scored in the top two levels of maths, compared to shanghai where half the students who tested aced the exam. in maths 29 countries ranked better than america, including germany, u.k., france. but also countries like esownia, slovenia, chubb lick and latvia. for what it's worth, the u.s. outperformed students in mexico, jordan and indonesia. after 12 years of these tests the united states has not improved scores. the education secretary called it a picture of stagnation. >> the u.n. is marking today as international day for persons with disabilities. saying more than 1 billion people, 15% of the world's population live with a disability. the government estimates 19% of people have one, and many are children. some schools use technology
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 5:30pm PST
. >> pelley: nelson mandela once said education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world. jim axelrod found that message changed the hearts of some american students. >> reporter: when nelson mandela visited madison park high school in roxbury, massachusetts, in 1990 the crowd went wild. eager to hear his words of wisdom. >> the youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow. >> reporter: a 16-year-old sophomore in the gymnasium that day. >> the youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow. and at the time that was one of the things that really stuck to my head. so this day i try to instill the same concept in my students. >> reporter: mandela's speech was a turning point in dipina's young life. he decided he too wanted to lead from the classroom as a teacher. >> okay. the word freedom, but freedom is not free. >> reporter: now he's a history teacher at brighton high school in boston, hoping to a model in a school where more than one in ten students drop out. born to poor immigrant parents in the west african nation of cape verde, dipina knows well the barriers to a child's suc
CBS
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am PST
to continue his education at florida state. >>> and in the nfl, two teams moving in different directions meet on thursday night. jacksonville, winners in three of their last four games, hosting houston, losers of ten straight. the jaguars used some trickery. ace sanders catching a lateral pass and throws it to jordan todman for a third quarter touchdown. the jags win, 27-20. >>> finally, nelson mandela once said sport has the power to change the world. as a young man, the human rights leader was an accomplished amateur boxer. a year after his historic election as south africa's first president was credited with bringing his nation together at the world cup final which south africa won. he got to host the2010 world cup. the first time that tournament was ever held in africa. and he was known for inspiring athletes across generations. boxing legend muhammad ali had this to say about mandela. he was a man whose heart, soul, and spirit could not be contained or restrained by racial and economic injustices, metal bars, or the burden of hate and revenge. >>> coming up after your local news on "cbs
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 1:50am EST
's education as a pathway to success and has used the platform of college president to advance and highlight president helen drinan of simmons college. [applause] >> thank you. good evening from all of us at simmons college. we are honored to serve as the major academic sponsor for this event. when gloria steinem visited simmons last spring, she explained to us that anyone who believes in equal rights for both men and women is a feminist. surely the woman we celebrate this evening, angelina grimke, was not only an abolitionist, but also an early feminist. i would also like to suggest to that the founder of simmons college, john simmons, a true ally of women of his age, was also a feminist. at the very time in 1838 that angelina grimke was speaking to the massachusetts state legislature against slavery and for a woman's right to vote, only a mile away in the north end, john simmons was actively growing his tailoring business, employing many women here in boston and in the countryside around the city. having observed that most of his customers fell into standard sizes, he departed from custom
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
mandela and it will be tomorrow at f and b stadium in johannesburg and a belief that education was the only way for people to raise up from poverty and where that legacy stands today. and revolutionary cancer treatment and using one deadly disease to battle another. >> i'm mark and coming up, the afc race is heating up as manning is a leg up on the competition, that is ahead in sports. >>> wintry conditions will improve today but i'm tracking another round of snow for the northeast, i'll have details coming up. >>> al jazeera america continues and thomas and i are back with you in just 2 1/2 minutes. ♪ straight to the point. >> i'm on the ground every day finding stories that matter to you. >> in new orleans... >> seattle bureau... >> washington... >> detroit... >> chicago... >> nashville... >> los angeles... >> san francisco... >> al jazeera america, take a new look at news. >> from our headquarters in new york, here are the headlines this hour. >> al jazeera america is the only news channel that brings you live news at the top of every hour. >> a deal in the senate may be a
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 1:00am EST
stunty for countries through development aid, on fostering education for boys and girls and training and conducting leadership and political capacity training in countries so they can select their own stronger governments. we support regional organizations, the u.s. has been active in asean, an asian regional organization which has increasing number of countries. we have a trade policies, major trading agreements with asia and europe. my dream is that one day soon the middle east will not only recognise israel's right to exist and the palestine state, but will be an economic powerhouse. there's enormous natural and intellectual resources in the middle east. wouldn't it be great if the middle east could trade with europe, asia, latin america, africa and the united states on a fair basis, and everybody could win. >> thoughtful comments. jane harman. appreciate you joining us on "consider this". for more on the middle east and contentious article if women and men can have it all. i'm joined by anne-marie slaughter, former member of the state department, but now a member of the new ameri
Bloomberg
Dec 4, 2013 9:00pm EST
best for whom, do airlines like you or do they hate you? >> i educate their customers on how to get the most out of those miles and points. airlines are getting paid billions by credit card companies. the more we can educate people and that they are not loot -- not useless and you should pay attention to loyalty, it can be a win-win for everyone. >> very quickly, are the charge cards that the airlines have, are they a fair deal? >> for certain people, they can be a great deal. in general, if you're looking for a bang for your points, i would look at a card that lets you transfer to a number of different airlines. if one airline does not have the flight you want, you want to be able to transfer to different options. there are a lot of cards out there. that is what i would recommend. >> also, which carrier has the best frequent flyer plan? scarlet fu crunch the numbers from a survey about seat availability. >> southwest and jetblue come out on top. they have rewards for 100% of the requests made. jetblue comes close, 89%. united is high as well. american, about 50%. it has absorbed u.
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
the temporary frustrations of the affordable care roll out. >> a lot of it is education. they don't understand what it is and are afraid to go through the process. >> for andy peak the partial government shutdown created confusion and fear about the affordable care act. >> i didn't want to punch the bottom and sign up to pay $280-$300, adding it to my meagre month to month income. >> as the dust settles counselling from the music heath alliance allowed him to take a look and sign up. he'll pay around $150 a month. and for a career musician, that could allow him to pursue his passion of performing for the rest of his life. >>> the administration says healthcare.gov is functional for 80% of users. >>> let's get a look at the morning business headlines. european and u.s. banks are expected to be hit with a fine for manipulating key interest rates. reuters says six bangs will be fined more than $2 million. they rigged bench marks determining the cost of lending from mortgages the banks involved. more regulations will be invoked. banks would be banned from doing anything for their own game. the new
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 7:00am EST
as to what they can do. if you have just a high school education -- i only had a high school education. the jobs were there when i came out of high school. it was not i thought. a kid with a high school education is pretty much in a deadlocked situation now. if he can even get a job. that is what needs to be done in my personal opinion. host: david in florida. caller: good morning. i believe that you are totally impartial and the way you do your job. thank you. i agree with a lot of what this gentleman was saying with regard to manufacturing. they are talking about raising the minimum wage to stimulate the economy. what are they consider stimulating the economy? putiding jobs for kids to something on the shelf at walmart? we don't make anything. it goes back to china. as far as the raising of the minimum wage, what people fail to realize is that when they raise it here and there -- to the average guy getting it, it is not that much money in his pocket every week. collectively throughout the nation, that is a whole lot more money that the government can tax and take from you. if they ra
FOX Business
Dec 5, 2013 1:00pm EST
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CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 8:00am EST
discusses education legislation passed this his state concerning teacher accountability, charter schools and changes to underperforming k-12 schools. governor malloy has called education the civil rights issue of our time, and he'll talk about his agenda at a forum of the american enterprise institute beginning at 1:30 p.m. eastern here on c-span2. >> c-span, created by america's cable companies this 1979, brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> host: and best selling author tom standage has a new book out, and it's called "writing on the wall." tom standage, what do cicero and twitter have in common? >> guest: well, the idea of the book is that social media is a very old idea. we think that it's recent and only people alive today have ever done it. but really what i'm arguing is there's a very long and rich tradition of social media that goes back to the era of cicero, so that's the first century b.c., and the point is that you don't need a digital network to do social media. if you have one, it goes faster, but you could actually do it in the old days. cicero
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 9:00am PST
and schools were built so that now kids, including her son, can have an education. alex? >> that's a great story too. you've got so many from there, michelle. very quickly, the memorial tuesday, because of the enormity of that stadium in which it's going to be held s that the one that is being more focused upon and also given all the world leaders that are expected to attend, that over the funeral on sunday next week? >> reporter: it does require logistical planning. however, i will say the state funeral, which is going to be big, is in a remote village, his hometown. so people are going to have to get there. that's going to be a difficult process as well. that is expected to be huge because it's really going to be the last step in this mourning process. world leaders, some of them, we don't know exactly who yet, are expected to attend that as well. but all of this has had that sense of importance, this outpouring. just standing out here, you know, these beautiful, spontaneous songs will break out. the entire crowd joins in or just walking down a street. you walk by someone and they're jus
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 2:00am EST
list that we just had to get done. the tax code had to work. education has to work. you had to have a electric regulatory system that worked. you have had to be fast on the dime in working with the private sector because they could take their in investment real fast. so we had our own little strategy. what is the strategy for hawaii? what is it that you must get right to survive in the 21st century and that defines what you are able to did with your legislatived about did i ann if you feigned yourself in a minority meteorologist. position. >> are you the many many republican? >> seven out of 51 in the huhs. we are 8 out of 76. those were the numbers. >> representative, we were trying to change your dynamic. >> there is a saying in the house that the other political party is the opposition. but the enemy, the enemy is the senate. so i guess we temporarily lumped you in with the enemy. we are sorry about that. sounds like your side emphasizes quality, not quantity in the state legislature so i would take the approach, my state is a more republican state altogether. i used to tell my f
NBC
Dec 2, 2013 3:00am PST
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MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 12:00pm PST
activist and founder of free the children, focused on education and breaking the cycle of poverty. he's a winner of the nelson mandela leadership award and spent time with africa's greatest son. train the child in the way he should go and when he's old he will not depart from it. my father tells me my first protest about anti-apartheid when i was only two, of course, i don't remember that. but talk about the mandela legacy to you and young people all over the world, particularly those who may only read about all of his accomplishments online and in books. >> he inspired a generation here in south africa, you see children who are laying roses. they were waist high, writing poems and laying them at the staut tus. when you engage young people across the world filling stadiums, this year showing images of stadiums full of kids seeing them stand and chieer in ovation, and raising funds to build 100 schools to honor mandela. something they started six months ago. so he inspired a generation who's continuing his legacy to this day. >> craig, nelson mandela no doubt was a tremendous inspirati
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
's covered by most health plans. >>> there's no question the world of education isn't what it used to be. ask anyone from teachers to parents, even students themselves. a new report by the american civil liberties union of pennsylvania looked at student discipline and whether the practice of zero tolerance is actually helping or hurting students and the verdict -- well, the overly broad policy just isn't working. and joining me to discuss is broward county public school superintendent robert brunsy, president of national school services committee and psychologist wendy walsh. >> tell us what zero tolerance is and why turn away from it now? >> well, the reason why we would turn away from it is because zero tolerance policies are not effective. in 2011 in broward county, we had the largest number of stude student school-related arrests in florida. 1,062. out of that 754 of them, about 75%, were for non-violent misdemeanor offenses. these are things that would normally have been handled by schools in the past and as we see the numbers continue to grow, they just put children on a trajectory that
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 8:00am PST
to education. he could have stayed in his community, but he saw -- he started to see himself as an african, not just as a hoso, he started to see himself and see how the white regime was dividing people by stressing ethnic differences and he was able to overcome that. i think that's such an extraordinary thing. >> it's true. it's true. he was a courageous human being and full of the idea that he was on a journey, and he had something to do, he had a place to be, and it's fabulous to realize that there's an old spiritual, old gospel song which is i'm on my journey now, mount zion, on my journey now, mount zion, and i wouldn't take nothing, mount zion, from my journey. mount zion. he was on the journey and he knew it and he had something to do. and this is what each of us has, if we have enough courage, we can say i'm on a journey, i have a charge to keep. >> you were living in cairo with your husband, south african freedom fighter when you first met nelson mandela. i understand your husband and mandela were something of rivals, but that didn't matter to mandela. tell us about that experienc
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
. you went to where. >> never mind. >> oh, my god tell me all these educated people on the set what is he trying to say. >> i went to alabama so i can probably explain it better than anybody else. boy that cuts like a knife. >> tell me, what is the concept. >> we don't know how to kick a field goal when we're at the 15 yard line. >> great game. >> is anyone here? >> kicked the ball -- 59 yard kick but we don't kick a 15 yard field goal. anyway, so let me just say there were a lot of people -- i'm going to say two things so you can't jump on me after i say the first thing. okay. >> okay. >> number one i hate to be harold ford everybody told us back in 1996 when we tried to pass welfare reform and limit the number of weeks, months, years people could be on welfare that we were the most cold hearted hateful people of all time and young children would starve and grand mothers would be thrown out in the snow. we were. we were called the most heartless people of all time. we passed it over two bill clinton wes to. he signed at any time third time. most everybody said that it was a great s
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm PST
are helping to assure that that kid over there who's not my kid has a chance at a good education or that guy over there who i'm not related to has a chance at a decent job and a decent retirement, i'm going to be better off. i'm going to be living in a society that is more cohesive and is, you know, going to create the kind of future for our kids that we all want. >> jonathan, it was so powerful. he's not a catholic. he's obviously been paying attention to what the pope has been saying about social justice. not talking about abortion so much or the issues that have been dominating in my religion so often. but talking about the old christian principles. looking out for poor people. saying the lowest person you meet is in the worst position. that basic christianity. and i was taken, in fact, he's been paying attention to that. he sure has. >> right. the key thing is while the president's not a catholic, he is a christian. and when you listen to his speeches, when you listen to what he says whether it's health care or the economy, a lot of it is based in these, the ones who are struggling paych
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am PST
now. >>> when it comes to our educating our students, the united states is falling behind again. the woman who turned around the dc school system knows how to fix it. michelle ree is up next. >>> martin bashir resigns after making disgusting comments about sarah palin. she's here to respond for the first time on tv. you'll see it only on "fox & friends" in about a half hour >>> the answer to the aflac trivia question, frankie muniz. the winner is jill from georgia. she'll get a copy of "george washington's secret six" which i will sign and we will send. >>> when it comes to educating our students, the united states is falling behind again. >> just take a look at the latest test results. we have american students, they didn't make the top five for reading, in fact, they fell to 17th overall. >> when it comes to science, we came in 21st. >> the worst of all, math, where american students ranked 26. >> right. so why do our students keep ahe? michelle ree is the founder of students first and former chancellor of dc's public schools. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> certainly
FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
education because people who get, in the middle east get a decent education don't automatically sign up for the 7th century. the second problem was, of course it, when president obama utterly failed to take any retaliatory action after the slaughter of our ambassador and three other americans in benghazi last year, it became open season on americans. so it was really own a matter of time until this truly heroic, quietly heroic young man's life was cut short. bill: i want to make this point clear. we do not know if he was a victim of a crime or if he was truly targeted by islamists in benghazi 24 hours ago. but more to the point about what islamists do not like about werners teaching people in their country is what, colonel? >> well, you know, modern science and chemistry doesn't match the philosophies and religious beliefs the middle ages, it just doesn't but there's this, call this mad rage against things western even as terrorists are welcome willing to use our technologies. but bill, i have to say two things. i don't believe this young man was target of a robbery type crime because h
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 1:40am PST
segregation, economic problems, educational problems that south africa needs to advance on in order to realize the society that nelson mandela had in mind for south africa. i got to tell you, being in south africa, the folks there, from all different colors, all different backgrounds, all different socio-economic levels, they're talking about these things and really feel like together they will be able to do so much more. >> abc's lana zak, thank you so much. >> the coverage of nelson mandela's life and death does not end here. see how his story influenced pop culture and moviemakers later in this half-hour. >>> another major headline this morning, the investigation into the shooting of an american teacher in libya. ronnie smith gunned down while jogging at a u.s. consulate in benghazi. his murder comes days after al qaeda called for libyan attacks on u.s. interests. smith's wife and son returned to the u.s. for the holidays. he was set to join them next week. >>> a wicked storm slamming the nation this morning is far from over. a treacherous mix of snow and sleet crippling the south central u
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 2:30am PST
to escape poverty because she lacks a decent education, health care or a community that views her future as their own, that should offend all of us. the combined friends of increased inequality and decreasing mobility pose a fundamental threat to the american dream, our way of life, and what we stand for around the globe. so what drives me is a grandson, a son, a father, as an american is to make sure that every striving hard-working, optimistic kid in america has the same incredible chance that this country gave me. >> currently the minimum wage is $7.25. adjusted for inflation. that's more than $3 less than the minimum wage back in 1968. president obama says he will support a senate bill to increase the minimum wage to $10.10. >>> if hillary clinton decides to run for president in 2016, her path to the democratic nomination may have just become a little clearer. the "boston globe" is recording elizabeth warren put an to end speculation she might pursue the white house in the foreseeable future. at a news conference, warren pledged to serve out her term. she added, i'm not running for p
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 12:00am EST
education advocacy group in the district. i was wondering if you have any suggestions for early career scientists. how should we keep moving forward in these next couple of years? it is going to remain tough, even if we reach some sort of a deal. are the voice that i am most concerned about. i am glad you are moving in science policy. we need expertise there. many people in your situation would like to continue to do research and are finding it challenging to identify the path forward for them to do so. nih, we're doing everything we can to provide that kind of support. we are increasing the grants that are a bridge between a postdoctoral fellowship and an independent faculty position. we are making it possible for individuals that come in for their first nih grant application to only compete against each other instead of the established investigators that may have more of a track record. trying to give first-time investigators a leg up. thatl have to recognize while this is a historic downturn, the case for nih support is so strong, support for nih is so strong across parties and hous
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 11:00pm EST
feeling to have brought up children in the multiracial education society and they've proofed that they can make it out. >> when did you have that opportunity? >> no. >> he's three years old. >> now the family is raising a black child and their community while not fully integrated is a little more diverse. >> only blacks only whites only colored. >> size is -- >> today was a national day of prayer and reconciliation. amed was in 67 years including two decades in prison. >> madiba himself said, with freedom comes responsibility. freedom did not fall from heaven. >> they said good-bye to that man who gave them their freedom. >> as perusha was thanking mandela for creating a special country for her children to grow up in. nick schiffrin, al jazeera, soutsouthafrica. >> the deal is done for u.s. airways and american airlines. an air giant, what it could mean for travelers next. a remarkable breakthrough in the treatment of cancer. >> just a miracle... >> people who had no hope now tell their extraordinary stories. >> i thought i was gonna die... on america tonight on al jazeera america every su
FOX News
Dec 1, 2013 10:00pm PST
.com to connect with a psoriasis patient advocate from abbvie for free one-to one education and support. sign up at psoriasis.com, and talk to your dermatologist. ♪ john: have you ever been to an indian reservation in temecula release sought serious poverty and alcoholism and drug abuse. something about indians that makes them lazy or irresponsible . when india's own their own land they do about as well as other americans. >> nobody chooses poverty. we have been legislated by the federal government's both in the united states and canada. john: they have been taking care of you. that sounds like the best deal. >> well, by taking care of us that means providing social welfare programs. the only way to break the cycle of poverty, i believe, is by the recognition that every other canadian and american takes for granted, real property rights. john: in canada reserves are on by the government. so the indian has some piece of paper that says this is my lot. >> but underlying that is the fact that in canada the federal government owns the land. john: so you can't borrow against it. >> you can borrow,
ABC
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
college, with the department of education now ordering the commission for community and junior colleges to make changes to keep their standing. the department says that the commission did not meet federal requirements in the review of city college and has the appearance of a conflict of interest. they hoped the commission would be invalidated altogether for city college. >> we feel it. the bay area is in a cold snap. we are in the south bay where the preparations are ahead for the fridge it temperature coming our way. >> first, if you suffer from migraines, doctor could know the cause and it is something that is probably inside your home right now. >> we talked about the cold but we have gusty winds and here is a look at sfo where they have a little bit of a difficult morning for outbreak in over a decade. was the biggest flu before the first sneeze... help protect with a spray. before the first tissue... help defend with a wipe. and help prevent with lysol. to get 10x more protection... and kill 99.9% of germs around the house. this season, help protect your family with lysol. start he
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 10:00am PST
education of what was going on inside south africa for my colleagues. i had to do clippings every day. my staff clipped from wherever we could find information to teach them about who nelson mandela was who winnie mandela was, what was apartheid, what is anc, that is african national congress. it took years leading up to dive divestment. because i was fortunate enough to serve on the board of trans africa we were part of the strategy that not only did rallying and arrested at the embassy and took over the south african consulate in los angeles but economic sanctions were extremely important to put pressure on the south african government to help bring down the unconscionable apartheid. so it took work, hard work. >> there was a movement across the country as congressman mentioned on campuses everywhere. i was covering it. ron, you in congress with a number of leaders an then some republicans joining in to try to finally pass the legislation. you authored one piece of legislation. it was compromised and finally passed and overrode veto. jim baker said on "morning joe" today, this was a tim
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 11:00am PST
are the jobs? >> unemployment for college-educated workers is below 4%. so when you look at that 7% number, it represents a lot of people who have not gotten their high school education or maybe just have a high school education. if you have a college degree, we're seeing job growth in professional and business services, certainly in engineering which continues to be kind of a real driver of jobs, health care is net hire job creator over the last several years and hires nurses and other technicians. there are good jobs being created. when you look at this total number, say, 200,000-plus this month, certainly a good percentage of them were in the lower wage category. but then we want -- those people who are out of work having the hardest time, need those jobs, too. >> we saw the fight over raising the minimum wage heat up this week. you wrote an interesting piece about the rise of income inequality. what would raising the minimum wage do in this country to close the income gap? do we even know? >> first of all, i'm all in favor of having this discussion about wages and equality. the minimum
CNBC
Dec 4, 2013 7:00pm EST
educational, personal and national debt than any other generation in history so they're just doing a cost calculation and saying it's not worth it. >> is some of this, by the way, your generation is better at computers and technology than my generation sure is. i'm a baby boom guy. is it because the website was so bad, so poorly designed and the president kind of lied about it? is that part of the issue here? just like uncool website? >> well, i don't think the president did himself any favors when he compared it to websites that millennials use every day like kayak and other websites where younger voters typically are because those websites work. those websites are clean. the interface doesn't crash and i think that it certainly didn't help from a cosmetic standpoint the president's argument that health care would be beneficial to everyone and would be working on time. >> all right. alex, another question. i'm trying to understand this whole issue. i mean, the guy's just got real bad numbers among one of his key constituencies which tells me there's great political change going on out th
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 2:00pm PST
crohnsandcolitisadvocates.com to connect with a patient advocate from abbvie for one-to-one support and education. medicare open enrollment. of year again. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. but it never hurts to see if you can find better coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare >>> well, the white house has backed away from a reported statement made two years ago that president obama had never met an uncle who lives near boston. well, it turns out that the president not only knew him, he once lived with him. why so much confusion? cnn's brian todd has more. >> reporter: he's a 69-year-old man who works at a liquor store near boston and he's now caught up in the president's latest political migraine. the man's name, onyango obama, also called omar, the president's uncle. "the boston globe" previously cited the white house as saying the president and hess uncle had never met, but the white house press secretary now says
CNN
Dec 8, 2013 5:00am PST
advocate from abbvie for one-to-one support and education. >>> hey, you know, we want to welcome brian stetler to cnn. he is the new host of "reliable sourc sources." >> every sunday. brian, good to have you. welcome to cnn. >> thank you. great to be here. >> so each week you're going to talk about the top stories and media's approach to those stories. for your first ever "reliable sources," you're looking at the one year anniversary of the events in newtown, sandy hook. >> that's right. we are looking both back a wum days at the 911 tapes that were released this week were excruciating to hear and then looking forward to the anniversary and wondering if news organizations are going to come into newtown and use the town as backdrop for the coverage of the anniversary. cnn says they're not going to come to the down that day. they don't want to disrupt the families that are there. but it's an interesting media ethics ish u that we're going to talk to a reporter who actually lives in newtown. >> everybody remembers where they were, you know, when they heard about what is happening. you jus
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